WellCard Health offers free
help in paying for medical expenses. It provides discounts on the costs of
pharmacies, vision care providers, hearing care specialists, and patient
advocacy groups as well as on charges for prepaid lab and imaging tests,
patient advocacy services, and more. Use this "Flu-pon" to save up to
30% on a flu shot at one of the following retailers: Costo, CVS, Kruger (and
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African Americans have the
highest health disparities of all ethnic
groups. For a summary from the CDC,
click here. Leading causes of death
in the US for African Americans include
cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and
diabetes. One of the fastest growing diseases
affecting this population is HIV/AIDS. AARTH
places special emphasis on educating people of
African descent about the devastating impact
of HIV/AIDS on the family and society.
Army of Women Against
The Dr. Susan Love
Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation
for Women launch the Love/Avon Army of Women
with two revolutionary goals: Recruit 1,000,000 women of every age and
ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors
and women at high-risk for the disease, to
participate in research that will eradicate
breast cancer. Challenge the
scientific community to expand breast cancer
prevention research conducted on healthy
women. Join us in this movement that
will create opportunities to study what causes breast
cancer—and how to prevent it.
MOM was one of the hardest things Reginald Diggs ever had
to do. He was infected with HIV. He'd been living on the
"down low," having sex with other men against the
teachings of his church and his mom, his life-long comfort
and strength. Would she still love him?
spirituality and secrecy are a tangle for men on the "down
low," and one of the reasons (along with poverty, drug
use, incarceration and poor access to health care) for
soaring HIV-infection rates among African Americans.
Americans are 12 percent of the U.S. population, but about
half of the million people infected with HIV.
• In King
County, blacks are 5 percent of the population but 22
percent of the HIV cases.
African-American men are infected with HIV at seven times
the rate of white men; African-American women at 19 times
the rate of white women. In both cases, transmission is
mostly through sex with men.
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HIV/AIDS Church Outreach: Faith Community
On March 2, 2006, pastors in
the Seattle area signed the
HIV/AIDS Church Outreach:
Faith Community Covenant
Livingston, Jr, Grace United
Methodist; Rev. Dr. Amos
Landry, Peoples Institutional
Baptist Church; Rev. Gwendolyn
Hall, Sojourner Truth
Ministries; Rev. Gwendolyn
Coates, God Answers Prayer
Ministries; Rev. Robert L.
Manaway, Sr., Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church;
Rev. Herbert J. Carey, Martin
Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Baptist Church; Rev. Carey G.
Anderson, First A.M.E. Church;
Rev. Zachary K. Bruce, Sr.,
Freedom Church of Seattle;
Rev. Reginald Diggs, Sanctuary
Ministries; Rev. Mary
Americans Reach and Teach